|Nathaniel Hawthorne Among the Shakers - Patti Mikkelsen, Richard Erwin|
Dr. Steven B. Rogers, a summer resident of New Gloucester, shares his research regarding Hawthorne's connections to the Shakers, which goes back to Hawthorne's boyhood in Maine in the 1820s and continued throughout his lifetime. Roger's talk took place at a New Gloucester Historical Society gathering.
Keywords: people; literature; lecture; Hawthorne; Shakers; author; Longfellow; Franklin Pierce; New Gloucester; Maine
|Seguin Island: A Lofty Gem Near Georgetown, Maine - Patti Mikkelsen|
Former U.S, Coast Guard light keeper, Fred Kahrl narrates and conducts interviews about Seguin Island, located at the mouth of the Kennebec River. The second oldest lighthouse in Maine resides on the island, perched 180 feet above sea level.
Keywords: interview; lighthouses; oral history; museum; maritime history; island; Fred Kahrl; light keeper; Kennebec River; U.S. Coast Guard; Seguin Island; Georgetown; Maine
|Tugboats of Belfast Maine - Ned Lightner|
This program was recorded aboard a "tractor tug" and features Captain John Worth talking and demonstrating what a modern tugboat does on Penobscot Bay.
Keywords: tugboat; Captain John Worth; Penobscot Bay; Maine Maritime Academy; oral history; maritime history
|Complete Spannochia Symposium 2010 - Arthur Nichols|
Italian farmers, cooks, food conservationists and others come to Maine as part of a symposium on food, landscape, and community in Tuscany and New England.
Keywords: food; Italy; farming; farm; landscape; community; Tuscany; Spannochia; Arthur Nichols; CTN; Community Television Network; interview; education; people; conservation; natural resources
|Roller Derby in Waldo County - Ned Lightner|
Roller derby has become a popular sport in Waldo County. This program features the Rock Coast Rollers roller derby team.
Keywords: sports; Rock Coast Rollers; roller derby
|A Talk by Nina Roth-Wells, Painting Conservator - Bob MacGregor and Patti Mikkelson|
Painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells of Georgetown, Maine describes the process she used to clean and conserve a winter-scape painting on the back panel of a vintage sleigh. The sleigh was originally owned by the Libby family and now resides at the Skyliine Farm Carriage & Sleigh Museum in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Keywords: arts; logging; education; lecture; people; conservation; paintiing; art conservation; sleigh; Libby genealogy; museum
|History and Manufacture of the Knox Marine Engine - Craig Mathieson|
A lecture by Andy Swift and Willard Wight about the history of the Knox Marine Engine
Keywords: education; live event; oral history; maritime history; Camden; Maine; Knox Marine Engine
|A Look at Mathews Brothers - Ned Lightner|
Mathews Brothers is a manufacturer of windows that is located in Belfast,Maine. This program takes viewers inside the factory to learn about the manufacturing process.
Keywords: interview; factory; windows; Belfast; Maine; Mathews Brothers; manufacturing
|Bash and Crash 2005 - Brandon Atkinson and Steve Galvin|
Highlights of the 2005 Oxford Plains Speedway Season
Keywords: live event; racing; stockcars; Oxford Plains Speedway; motor mayhem
|South Portland High School Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a major renovation to the South Portland High School on May 7, 2012.
Keywords: live event; people; education; oral history; news; South Portland High School; groundbreaking ceremony
|On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles|
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning...
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret Peg Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder
|Doll Circus - Ned Lightner|
Joe Bryant is a tinkerer. His wife, Bea is a doll collector.Joe has breathed life into Bea's doll collection and created a "doll circus". It is an amazing sight. This program takes a tour of the circus with its creator.
Keywords: interview; people; oral history; dolls; Joe Bryant; Bea Bryant; Thorndike; Maine; Barbie Dolls
|Bryant Stoves and Music - Ned Lightner|
In Thorndike, Maine, Bryant Stoves and Music has been restoring and selling wood and coal stoves. Bea Bryant takes us on a tour of the showroom as well as "the stove museum".
Keywords: interview; oral history; stoves; Thorndike; Maine; Bryant Stove and Music; wood stoves; coal stoves
|Saco River Indian Cellar - SRC-TV|
This documentary looks at the efforts of Hollis,Maine residents to protect the historic and natural landmark site of Saco River Indian Cellar from proposed lot subdivision development and preserve it as a protected park forever.
Keywords: Native Americans,hydropower,Skelton dam,John Mattor,Hollis Conservation Commission,Trust for Public Land,logging,conservation; natural resources; Salmon River Gorge; Hollis; Maine; Saco River Indian Cellar; forest; river; development; documentary
|From The Top - Toni Seger|
"From the Top" is Timothy Richardson's poetic tribute to the creative process recited by Jeff Flint. It captures and enshrines an overwhelming feeling of awe at nature's beauty and uses this universal experience to describe that moment when inspiration produces creativity.
Keywords: literature; poetry; arts; natural resources; national parks; creativity; nature; spirituality; inspiration
|Ice Storm Rondel - Toni Seger|
Visual poetry brings to life Maine's devastating ice storm in 1998. Residents often recall when their beloved woods seem to scream in pain as weighted limbs cracked and fell all around them. Timothy Richardson's poetry recited by Jeff Flint plus photos from the event brings to life this "innocent agony".
Keywords: literature; poetry; weather; arts; oral history; natural resources; ice; storm; woods; trees; news
|Smokey McKeen--Folklorist - Ned Lightner|
Smokey McKeen is a folklorist who has been gathering the stories of people from Waldo County, Maine for decades. He gave a talk at Belfast Senior Collegewhere he recounts some of these stories.
Keywords: live event; education; oral history; natural resources; folklore; Waldo County; Maine; Belfast; Smokey McKeen; Senior College
|John Ford--Game Warden - Ned Lightner|
John Ford has seen it all as a game warden serving Waldo County Maine. Fortunately, he is also a gifted storyteller. This program was recorded at Belfast Senior College. Ford had his audience entranced by the numerous interesting accounts of his career.
Keywords: people; conservation; lecture; natural resources; John Ford; game warden; Waldo County; law enforcement; Maine
|Bay Crossing-January by Elizabeth Garber - Mark Kuzio|
A poetry short-perfect as interstitial between programming. Beautiful visuals of ferry crossing Penobscot Bay as poem is being read.
Keywords: poetry; Elizabeth Garber; Belfast; poet laureate,Bay Crossing,poetry short
|Belfast Curling Club - Mark Kuzio|
The Belfast Curling Club is the only curling club in Maine. We learn about the sport from Mark and Tim and Mark learns curling can be fun with instructions from Tim.
Keywords: interview,curling; skating; curling club; Belfast; Maine; Scottish sports
|The Dump - Mark Kuzio|
The Mark and Tim Show visit the Belfast,Maine recycling center aka the dump. They interview those who work there, take a tour, and get a look at what goes on inside.
Keywords: interview; conservation; natural resources; recycling; trash; dump; Belfast; environmental services
|"State of Maine" Training Ship - Mark Kuzio|
The Mark and Tim Show visit and take a tour of the Maine Maritime Academy training ship, the "State of Maine", docked in Castine,Maine.
Keywords: Castine; Maine Maritime Academy; State of Maine training ship; merchant marines; interview; maritime history
|Maine in the War of 1812 - Richard Erwin,Bob MacGregor,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historical researcher and teacher,Larry Glatz, talks about the role that Maine played in the War of 1812. A New Gloucester Historical Presentation.
Keywords: education; people; wars; lecture; Native Americans; maritime history; oral history; battles; British; treaty; generals; Canada
|A Closer Look at Malaga Island - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island,now owned by the Trust. Malaga Island was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history...
Keywords: lobstering; fishing; education; people; lecture; oral history; civil rights; Malaga Island; eviction; interracial; prejudice
|Stringing Lights - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine fire department has been stringing lights along High Street in Belfast for many years. They do it in the early morning before Thanksgiving, (and we always thought it was elves). A good filler between programs this holiday season
Keywords: Christmas lights; Belfast; Maine; holiday; tradition; fire department
|Journey to Health: Waldo County General Hospital - Ned Lightner|
Waldo County General Hospital is a small community hospital located on the Maine coast. This program describes the changes that have taken place at the hospital over the past 40 years. These changes may be similar at many other small hospitals and provide a look at the new developments in health care.
Keywords: interview; oral history; hospitals; health care; Waldo County General Hospital; Belfast; Maine
|Bayside Reflections - Ned Lightner|
Originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Northport Yacht Club. This is a video about the summer community on Penobscot Bay officially called the Northport Village Corporation but known to all as Bayside.
Keywords: interview; oral history; documentary; Bayside; Northport; Maine; summer colony
|The HMS Bounty Visits Belfast - Ned Lightner|
The HMS Bounty is a tall ship built originally as a prop for the 1960s film, "Mutiny on the Bounty". This program features an interview with the captain and includes a tour of the ship.
Keywords: interview; maritime history; HMS Bounty; tall ships; Belfast; Maine
|A Visit to Penobscot McCrum - Ned Lightner|
Interview with Jay McCrum,owner of Penobscot McCrum food processing facility in Belfast, Maine. Many potato products are produced in the plant from double stuffed to potato skins. This program gives a look inside and a tour of the facility.
Keywords: potatoes; Penobscot McCrum; factories; food; Belfast; Maine; Jay McCrum; interview; farming
|Laughing Matters:Gary Crocker's Maine Humor - Ned Lightner|
Program featuring downeast Maine humorist and storyteller, Gary Crocker
Keywords: live event; downeast; Maine; humor; Gary Crocker; storyteller; humorist
|Pachios on the News-U.S. Senatorial Candidates - Lesley MacVane|
Harold Pachios conducted three separate interviews with the candidates for Maine's U.S. Senate seat, Democrat, Cynthia Dill, Independent, Angus King, and Republican, Charlie Summers.
Keywords: news; interview; Cynthia Dill; Angus King; Charlie Summers; U.S. Senate; Maine campaign; Harold Pachios
|Charles Durfee Cabinet Maker - Woolwich Channel 12|
A look inside Charles Durfee's woodworking and cabinet making shop in Woolwich, Maine where he uses old and new tools to create furniture,cabinets and staircases.
Keywords: cabinet maker; Charles Durfee; woodworking; furniture making; woodworking tools; Woolwich; Maine
|The Snows:Shipbuilders of Maine - GEM Productions|
Bertram G. Snow has traced his family's history from the time they left England in 1623 to their arrival in Rockland, Maine when they began their long history of building ships in the area. The family once owned Snow's Shipyard in Rockland that started building ships in 1854. They built minesweepers during WWII. A park in Rockland was named Snow Marine Park in honor of the family.
Keywords: maritime history; interview; Bertram Snow; shipbuilding; Rockland; Snow Marine Park
|Talkin' Trash - Ned Lightner|
This is a behind the scenes look at how the city of Belfast,Maine handles trash and recycling.
Keywords: recycling; trash; transfer station; Belfast; Maine; environment; conservation
|Mark and Tim: Treatment Plant - Mark Kuzio|
This is a funny look at how the Belfast sewage treatment plant works. Mark and Tim are two local funny guys who have a show that is remarkably informative at times.
Keywords: sewage treatment; Belfast; Maine; city; pollution; interview; people; natural resources
|Harvesters of the Sea - GEM Productions|
The history of the Algin Corporation located in Rockland, Maine and the development of a unique and indispensable food ingredient manufactured from seaweed called carrageenan.
Keywords: interview; carrageenan; seaweed; sea moss; food ingredient; marine colloids; natural resources; Algin Corporation
|The South End - GEM Productions|
Author Sandra Sylvester based her novel on the people and places she experienced while growing up in the south end of Rockland,Maine in the 1950s
Keywords: interview; Sandra Sylvester; South End; Rockland; Maine; literature; author; 1950s
|Maine Made Automobiles - Richard Erwin|
Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.
Keywords: travel; lecture; people; automobiles; snowmobiles; Maine; wheels; engines
|Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Brian Soucy|
New Gloucester resident, Stephen Chandler reads excerpts from letters written by one of his ancestors, Anna Potter Chandler when she was a teenager in the late 1800s. The program was a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: letters; teenagers; Victorian; genealogy; carriages; lecture; oral history; Anna Potter Chandler; people; travel
|Midcoast Area Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication - Gem Productions|
Midcoast Maine Veteran's are honored and remembered in this memorial wall dedication ceremony on August 3, 2012.
Keywords: war; veterans; military; wall dedication; ceremony; memorial
|Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Moses Greenleaf; people; maps; surveyor; lecture; oral history; natural resources; travel; settlers; borders; Masons
|A Tribute to Eliza Steele-Rockland's Legendary Nurse - GEM Productions|
Eliza Steele founded the Rockland District Nursing Association in 1929. She was the school nurse for decades. Doctors,nurses,and others who worked with her and witnessed her dedication to caring for the sick,particularly, the poor and the children are interviewed for this moving story.
Keywords: oral history,Eliza Steele; Rockland District Nursing Association; school nurse; interview
|The Elliott Sisters of Rockland - GEM Productions|
Maxine and Gertrude Elliot born and raised in Rockland, became world famous stage actresses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maxine starred in two silent movies. Video includes some light hearted moments with Charlie Chaplin.
Keywords: arts; silent movies; Maxine Elliot; Gertrude Elliot; actress; Rockland; Maine; Charlie Chaplin
|Neighborhood Stores - GEM Productions|
Gone are most of the neighborhood stores with the owner in the store and replaced by the drive-in convenience store. Short subject used between regular programming.
Keywords: oral history; neighborhood store; people; documentary; convenience store
|The Atlantic Charter Brings FDR to Rockland - GEM Productions|
Franklin D. Roosevelt, following his conference with Prime Minister Winston Churchill off Newfoundland, came ashore in Rockland, Maine. Video includes details about the conference. Old news film shows FDR's yacht coming into Rockland Harbor and also him riding up Tillson Avenue in a limo.
Keywords: news; documentary; Winston Churchill; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Rockland; Maine; Atlantic Charter Conference; Newfoundland
|Rockland Now and Then - GEM Productions|
Current photos followed by historic photographs in the same location showing the change from what it looked like in the past. A short subject good to make up time between regular programming.
Keywords: documentary; Rockland; Maine; historic photographs; music
|Our Barns: A History of the Barns of Maine - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Barn expert Don Perkins gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society about a variety of barns to be found in Maine.
Keywords: farming; lecture; barns; construction; dairy; cattle; rural
|Liberty Ship Memorial Dedication - SPC-TV|
More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. The South Portland Shipyard Society and others solicited donations and won approval for the erection of a memorial to these workers. Guest speakers included former Maine Governor Ken Curtis, Boris Korotyaev,Vice President of the Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood, Congressman John Baldacci, City Manager,Jeffrey Jordan, and Frederic L...
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ship Memorial; Boris Korotyaev; Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood; John Baldacci; Jeffrey Jordan; Frederic L. Thompson; Governor Ken Curtis
|Rosie the Riveter Day-Women Support the War Effort USPS Stamp Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
More than 100 women who either worked or were the daughters and relatives of women who worked as welders in the South Portland Shipyards were paid tribute as representatives of the US Postal Service unvieled it's "Rosie the Riveter" stamp at the South Portland Performing Arts Center". Guest speakers included then Congresswoman Susan Collins.
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; shipbuilding; women welders; Rosie the Riveter; Portland Harbor Museum; USPS Stamp; news
|Veterans Memorial Bridge Dedication Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Dedication ceremony of the new Veterans Memorial Bridge connecting Portland and South Portland.
Keywords: education; people; parades; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Memorial Bridge; National Guard; Chandlers Band